NEW YORK--We Are Social is launching in the US with a New York-based office and a client roster that includes adidas and De Beers.

The firm's New York office will be led by by MD Leila Thabet, who rejoined the firm late last year. Thabet was one of We Are Social's first leadership hires in 2009, before departing the firm for Isobar.

The US launch follows the formation of regional hubs in São Paulo and Singapore last year and extends We Are Social’s footprint to eight offices across five continents, with further bases in Paris, Milan, Munich and Sydney. The firm, founded in 2008, now employs 160 people worldwide.

“The opening of We Are Social New York rounds out We Are Social’s global offering," said We Are Social global MD Robin Grant in a statement. "Marketers looking for social media support on a global basis now have access to a proven agency partner they can work with. Leila was a big part of our success in London and she already has begun building a US team to match the record of innovation and excellence of our other offices.”

We Are Social was recently named the Holmes Report's 2012 EMEA Digital Consultancy of the Year.